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Research interests

  • the syntax-semantics-pragmatics interface
  • discourse structure, information structure, discourse markers
  • reference, coherence, implicature, presupposition
  • romance languages (French and Spanish)

Education and degrees awarded

  • Since April 2019: PhD Student at the Universität zu Köln, Philosophische Fakultät (a.r.t.e.s. Graduate School for the Humanities Cologne)
  • 2014-2015: Master of Advanced Studies in Linguistics. Magna Cum Laude. KU Leuven, Belgium
  • 2013-2014: Advanced Master of Iberian and Iberian-American Studies (Estudios Ibéricos e Iberoamericanos). Summa Cum Laude. KU Leuven, Belgium.
  • 2003-2008: Licentiate of Social Communication. Summa Cum Laude. University of Havana, Cuba.


  • Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics (LOT) Utrecht Instituut, Summer School. JUNE 15th-26th, 2015. Modules: 'Sampling and Diachronic Typology', 'How to improve your statistics', 'Quantitative Methods in Linguistics', 'Language Variation and Change'.
  • The European Union Inside Out, KU Leuven Summer Course. JUNE 30th-JULY 12th, 2013


  • 2019 CCLS/CRC1252 Junior researcher grant (Universität zu Köln), Germany
  • 2019 "a.r.t.e.s. international – for all” travel grant (a.r.t.e.s. Graduate School for the Humanities Cologne) 
  • 2014-2015 Roger Dillemans Fund (KU Leuven), Belgium

Academic Work Experience

  • Since November 15th, 2017: Research assistant and lecturer at the Romanisches Seminar of the University of Cologne (Chair: Prof. Dr. Aria Adli)


  • Since 2017: Cologne Center of Language Sciences (CCLS)
  • Since 2015: International Pragmatics Association (IprA)
  • Since 2013: Societas Linguistica Europaea (SLE)